First Iran flight arrives in rebel-held Yemeni capital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital has arrived, as the country's Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse.
Fenninger leads after 1st leg of Alpine combined World Cup
BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Anna Fenninger of Austria leads after the opening stage of the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday.
Israel's Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech
BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.
CCTV shows British schoolgirls at Istanbul bus station on way to Syria: media
Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before traveling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday. British police and the girls' families have issued urgent appeals for their daughters to return home after they flew to Istanbul from London on Feb. 17. Friends Amira Abase, 15, Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, are thought to have since entered Syria, British police have said.
Bangladesh pays tribute to U.S. blogger killed in machete attack
By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to a U.S. blogger and critic of religious extremism who was killed in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation. Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants on Thursday after a book fair. His wife and fellow blogger Rafida Ahmed suffered head injuries and lost a finger and remains in hospital in a serious condition. People from all walks gathered with flowers at the Dhaka University premises on Sunday to pay their respect to Avijit, who came to his native city in mid-February and was due to go back to the United States.